The Zohar, Chapter “BeShalach (When Pharoah Sent),” Items 160 – 162: “At that time the moon, meaning Malchut, was completed in all the discernments and inherited seventy-two holy names in three sides, three lines. On the first side, the Malchut clothed in the crowns of the upper Hesed, in seventy engravings of the light of upper Aba that illuminated for her. This is the right line and the meaning of the verse, “And … went.”
On the second side, Malchut clothed in the spears of Gevura, the Dinim in her, in sixty strikes of fire and ten strikes of herself, which descend from the side of upper Ima in engraved Dinim. This is the left line and the meaning of the verse, “And it came.”
On the third side, Malchut clothed in a crimson garment worn by the Upper, Holy King, called Tifferet, who inherited the holy son, Tifferet, in seventy upper crowns from the side of AVI. It includes both—right, which is Hesed, and left, which is Gevura. And this is the meaning of the verse, “And … stretched.”
The broken souls desire to reunite and raise MAN to Malchut of the World of Atzilut (or to Shechina, the assembly of souls) and cling to it. Afterwards Malchut connects with ZA (Zeir Anpin) of the World of Atzilut or the Creator (Kadosh Baruch Hu).
ZA raises to Aba ve Ima of the World of Atzilut, gets illuminated in the right and left lines from Gevura and Hesed, creates a place of Zivug of Aba ve Ima, Sefira Da’at, urges them to merge,and then this Light reaches Malchut through ZA.
1. Souls which desire to reconnect raise MAN and enter Malchut.
2. These souls force Malchut to merge with ZA.
3. ZA connects with Aba ve Ima and creates Sefira Daat.
All of them unite according to the instruction: “And …went, and it came, and …stretched.”
From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/26/10, The Zohar